Community & Business Development

Essential Southeast Seattle

The ESES Collective is a mix of neighborhood community-based organizations serving neighborhoods from Beacon Hill to Rainier Beach. We formed in response to the pandemic impact on our small businesses, and together we launched an online directory that includes southeast Seattle businesses and nonprofit organizations that are open to the public or virtually serving customers. We are thrilled to expand our work to this Online Marketplace and to provide a one-stop location to find resources for our community.

Digital Access Cohort

The Essential Southeast Seattle Collective developed a pilot program to increase digital access in the most ethnically diverse community in Seattle. Together the five business district organizations convened Digital Access Cohort (DAC).

The goal of DAC is to increase digital access in Southeast Seattle; where multilingual communities are most impacted by digital inequities. For more information on the Digital Access Cohort, please contact Maria Vargas at maria@homesightwa.org. 



The established business must be located in one of the ESES Neighborhoods.

ESES Profile

Business must have a profile on the Essential Southeast Seattle Marketplace

Business License

Must have an active Business License Number to use during the Intake Form

Open to Trainings

Must be open to learning how to use new tech equipment and social media

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